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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual *Late Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
4-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 21 29 $24,115 $25,930
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 21 29 $24,115 $25,930
4-Door HB Automatic DSG FrontTrak 22 29 $25,491 $27,410
4-Door HB Automatic DSG FrontTrak *Ltd Avail 22 29 $25,491 $27,410
4-Door HB Automatic DSG FrontTrak PZEV 22 29 $25,491 $27,410
4-Door HB Automatic DSG quattro S-Line 18 25 $32,471 $34,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,258
$24,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,800
$25,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Audi A3 is more than an upscale Volkswagen Rabbit, thanks to its fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 34.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.2 88.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 168.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 77.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.7 12.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - 54.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x 0.47 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.28 x 0.98 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.11
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.01 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/45HR17 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/45HR17 P225/45YR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3100 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.4 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System FSI TFSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.64 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 2.09
Trans Order Code GVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door HB 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI Audi A3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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